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Diary of Death is a thematic narrative retelling of an entire campaign of the boutique nightmare horror boardgame Kingdom Death: Monster. The world of Kingdom Death is dark and cruel, and the humans that exist there are at the bottom of the food chain. Diary of Death tells the story of one settlement of humans, Forlorn, beginning with a Survivor named Resolve and his first moments of recollection after waking up in a strange land of unbroken darkness.

There are plenty of spoilers to be found across the various entries of Diary of Death, so be forewarned if you have yet to experience the game for yourself. No two campaigns of Kingdom Death: Monster ever play out in exactly the same way though, so don’t worry about discovering all of the secrets of the game via this campaign re-telling. No single campaign could hope to touch the entire breadth and depth of Kingdom Death: Monster.

Below the main series, single entries on some of Kingdom Death: Monster‘s expansions can be found, also in the form of narrative retellings.

Part 1 – Awakening

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The survivors awaken into the world of Kingdom Death and are immediately thrust into a fight for their lives. Together they struggle to survive and make sense of this world they have awakened in. Read more…

Part 2 – New Life, New Death

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Still coming to terms with the world around them, the survivors lose one of their own, but, even in this nightmare world, new life springs forth. Read more…

Part 3 – The Butcher Comes

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The survivors have grown accustomed to hunting the monsters that live in the darkness, but what happens when another man comes to hunt the survivors? Read more…

Part 4 – A Savior is Born

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As the population of Forlorn begins to swell, a special child is born. In an instant, the child ages to maturity, gaining a lifetime of wisdom in a single moment. Another group of men, this time heavily armored knights, arrived out of the darkness, bringing a boon to help light the survivors’ way. Read more…

Part 5 – The Phoenix

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A giant bird with the face of a man tore through the atmosphere above the settlement. Without hesitation, the survivors set out to hunt the winged terror who seemed to be able to manipulate time itself. Read more…

Part 6 – The King’s Man Returns

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The knights returned. As one strode into the settlement, a pressure began to weigh on the survivors. It quickly became apparent that he had not come to help this time. Read more…

Part 7 – Conviction

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A regal visitor blessed the survivors with knowledge. A stunning realization leads the survivors to band together, growing closer than ever behind the strength of a common conviction. Read more…

Interlude

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This is a closer look at the “game” aspects behind the Diary of Death, including survivor stats and equipment, and a closer look at some of the game’s spectacular miniatures. Read more…

Part 8 – The Hand

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The regal visitor returns to test the survivors. Expecting death at the hands of such a skilled opponent, the most experienced survivors step out to face the man in combat. Read more…

Part 9 – Glittering Golden Eyes

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Feeling confident in their recent victories, the survivors learn a harsh lesson about the danger of complacency in the world of Kingdom Death. Read more…

Part 10 – Finale

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Reeling from their most recent encounter, the survivors face off against familiar foes before discovering the truth behind the glow of the Lantern Horde. As this story comes to a close, the survivors’ true fight begins. Read more…


Expansions

Sunstalker

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The survivors set out to hunt a creature that can swim through light. Little did they know that even their own shadows would turn against them. Read more here…

Flower Knight

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Beyond the Forest Gate waited the Flower Knight. Before they could even reach their quarry, the Gate itself demanded their blood. Read more here…

Manhunter

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He came to cull their settlement. They stood defiant. Read more here…

Gorm

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The weather worsened with each passing day. It seemed to follow the Gorms as they traveled across the plain of faces. Read more here…

Dung Beetle Knight

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Approach the rumbling in the dark at your own peril. Do not say you weren’t warned. Read more here…